Friday, September 12, 2014

Donald Earl King

Donald Earl King

September 17, 1969
Duluth, Minnesota
September 2, 2014
Goodyear, Arizona

King, Donald Earl “Donnie”, 44, of Goodyear passed away at his home on September 2, 2014.  Donnie was born on September 17, 1969 in Duluth, Minnesota to Grace and Earl.  Donnie moved to Arizona in 2001 and was the owner of A-Bear-ica, a specialty toy company.  He also worked as an independent writer.  Donnie was a member of Word Alive Christian Center of Goodyear, as well as many boards including the Estrella Mountain Park, Advisory Board for the American Bear Center, Vince Shutte Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Northwoods Research Institute.

Donnie is survived by his mother, Grace Thompson, of Goodyear; and also his uncles, Robert & Terry King of Rochester, Minnesota.  His father, Earl King of Minnesota, also passed away on September 2, 2014.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 17 at 9:00am at Word Alive Christian Center located at 17541 West Yuma Road in Goodyear.  A service will follow the visitation beginning at 10:00am, with Pastor Chris Castillo officiating.  Burial will immediately follow the service at Sunwest Cemetery located at 12525 NW Grand Avenue in El Mirage.

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  1. Dear Grace,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a good friend. I have lots of memories of us tracking the bears and spending time in the Northwoods of Minnesota. Driving with that bear cub across state lines!!
    Don is in a good place now and is not suffering or struggling.
    Please keep in touch Grace.
    Debbie, Lauren and Greg Pinski

  2. Please keep in touch Grace. Lost track of Don when he left Temple of Faith in Avondale. I miss you both. Sorry for your loss.